Italian music artist: composer, songwriter, guitarist and record producer. Born in a family of classical musicians, that heritage seemed destined to pair his irrepressible hunger for diverse musical galaxies with non-musical disciplines like literature, modern dance and sociology. This wide constellation shaped his unique and yet multi-layered grammar of sound, where classical instruments are surrounded by a contemporary arsenal of synthesizers, drones and drum machines with the light touch of contrapuntal writing and tridimensional harmonies. He’s been able to team up with artists of all kinds (world music stars Yasmin Levy and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, pop artists Sirsa Shekim and AZZURRA, rock collective Playing For Change, jazz big bands, Grammy winner producers and engineers, choreographers and filmmakers. His production gained attention in the entertainment industry, and many of his works are currently part of some of the major movies and tv shows soundtracks, such as the multi-Oscar winner Dallas Buyers Club or renown tv show The Big Bang Theory.
In 2017 he founded a strings orchestra in his hometown Matera, which records and performs original music in an ancient theatre carved in the stone and acoustically treated in order to get recordings that sound like nothing else.
He released his first solo album for French label Another Music Records, an unconventional and genre-defining work that displays his musical language and his forward-thinking conceptions of sound.
“Ferrandina’s music is at once sharp as a dagger and quiet as a gathering storm.”
“Ferrandina finds inspiration in shadow play, the spaces absence of light […] he instinctively
conjured up shadows.”
“Federico is a brilliant composer, songwriter and producer that has delivered picture
enhancing music every single time I have ever called upon him to do so. Presenting his
music to directors and producers has been met with approvals and ultimately placements
every single time. Federico’s sensibilities for films and media are strong and are matched by
his emotional compositions, high level production and consummate artistry.”